In order for the body to return to homeostasis (in order for it to heal itself of any health condition or imbalance), the body must be in a slightly alkaline state and the immune system must be functioning normally. In order for these two things to happen, you need to do five things:
- Heal the gut by purifying your diet (this will help restore the immune system)
- Eat alkalining foods that are rich in enzymes and natural bacteria
- Eliminate stress (stress acidifies the body and weakens the immune system)
- Heal unresolved emotional pain (which causes hidden stress)
- Heal the damage from physical trauma to the body (especially inflammation)
Those of you who have read my first three posts or the article I wrote on Parkinson’s will know that I have had this condition for several years and have chosen to manage, and in fact, heal it, naturally. I have already purified my diet … I eliminated processed foods, dairy, junk & fast foods, sugar, wheat, etc, and I eat a lot of fermented foods, particularly sauerkraut.
I have also been healing emotional woundings from my past and have been doing many other things, like grounding.
More recently, I have become an avid practitioner of ‘living in the present moment.’ In terms of stress elimination and diffusing the negative energy from unresolved emotional trauma, I don’t think there is anything better. In fact, Eckhart Tolle, who wrote The Power of Now, says stress and unhappiness occur when we want the present moment to be something other than it is, so accepting the present situation and living in the now is critically important for healing to take place.
Since making this a constant daily practice a few months ago, I have been sleeping better and feeling more energetic (which is an awesome start), so I know I’m on the right track. I feel happier and more at peace!
Living in the present moment requires constant diligence, because the mind is like a runaway train, and depending on your upbringing and life experiences, chances are, it is generating mostly negative thoughts. There are four simple things you can do to stay present:
- Completely focus on the task at hand (when I’m playing guitar, this is very easy for me)
- Focus on your breath
- Look around and observe without any mental commentary or judgment of what you are observing
- Look up (you are more likely to observe and stay present when looking up}
Meditation, of course, is also another great way to practice living in the moment.
I think living in the present moment is particularly relevant for people experiencing Parkinson’s or any other degenerative or life threatening condition, where it becomes very easy to worry about the future.
There is one other benefit of living in the moment. When you are living in the moment, you are thinking less. Less thinking means fewer neurons are firing in your brain … or in the case of Parkinson’s, fewer neurons misfiring … and therefore, an easing of the symptoms. Who would have thought that there was a benefit to not thinking. Take that my high school teachers!
Have an awesomely present day!